8 days in Manali, Kullu & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Manali, Kullu & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Manali, Kullu & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Pune

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and then trek along Chanderkhani Pass.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali travel itinerary planner .

Pune to Manali is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Chanderkhani Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Spas

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharvali Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanogi Mata Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannathi Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannathi Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunathjee Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kullu trip tool .

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith
Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery ©

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tara Devi Temple and Kali Bari Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jakhu Temple and Sankat Mochan Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra) and Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to The Mall, and examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Shimla takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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